Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach
Springfield College '00
Appalachian State '04
Vic Brown begins his seventh year as associate strength and conditioning coach. Brown is responsible for the organization, design and implementation of all aspects of the women's soccer strength and conditioning program. He designs and implements in-season and off-season sport specific movement preparation, movement skills, plyometric, speed, agility, conditioning, Olympic/weight lifting, and injury prevention programs, and he assesses the players improvements for agility, speed, acceleration, maximum strength, power, and fitness levels.
In addition to women's soccer, Brown is responsible for the strength and conditioning of women's basketball, softball, wrestling, cross country, and men's and women's swimming and diving.
Prior to his arrival at BU, Brown served as the strength and conditioning intern and the assistant athletic trainer for the Kane County Cougars (Geneva, Ill.), the Single-A farm club of the Oakland Athletics and was the strength and conditioning coach for the West squad for the 2004 Midwest League All-Star Game.
Brown was an athletic trainer for the New Jersey Red Dogs of the Arena Football League and Pope John XXIII High School in New Jersey before attending Appalachian State. He served an internship with BU head strength and conditioning coach Glenn Harris during the summer of 2003.
Since his arrival at BU, Brown has worked with the National Strength and Conditioning Association Soccer/Rugby Executive Council, US Soccer U14 women's national camp, and the US Field Hockey Association during their high school open camp.
In addition, a handful of Terriers, Stephanie Dreyer (women's soccer; 2007), Molly Gallagher (softball; 2008) Arik Seiler (men's swimming; 2009), Shayne Lotito (softball; 2009), Tracy Landy (lacrosse; 2010) and Emily Pallotta (women's soccer, 2010) have been named NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes of the Year. The program recognizes collegiate athletes whose athletic accomplishments reflect their dedication to strength and conditioning. These athletes are also recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments as well as their integrity as student-athletes.
Brown has his NSCA certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. He is also an athletic trainer certified by the NATA. He has been published several times, including in Training and Conditioning, Triathlete Magazine, Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, and Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
A native of Augusta, N.J., Brown earned his undergraduate degree in athletic training with a minor is psychology from Springfield College in 2000, where he played infield for the Pride's baseball team and later earned his master's in exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning from Appalachian State in 2004. He is a USA Triathlon Honorable Mention All-American, competing for the Minuteman Road Club and Threshold Cycling, a boston based development team.